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Cradle-to-Career Pipelines Prepare Students for Lifelong Success

Core Team member Dane Smith, who is also the president of Growth & Justice, recently penned the following post for the Blandin Foundation’s Outposts Blog. ...

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Free Google Glass for Nonprofits if you have a really good idea

I have Google Glass. I can’t say I use it often – but I remain optimistic about the potential. I would welcome training. So I think this could be a ...

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How to Make Denim Coasters

Ever since I saw the beautiful jean quilts my mom’s friend makes, I have been saving up all my ratty old pairs of jeans.  The thing is, I’m not much of a seamstress.  The last time I used a sewing machine was in 1992. But I do love the idea of keeping my old denim jeans out of the landfill. ...

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Mother’s Day 2014

this mother’s day give your mom, your wife, your special mom in your life something she will treasure forever. give her a photo subscription from flom designs and photography. ...

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love these boys

I am so blessed to be able to capture this family year after year, thank you very much, it’s so much fun watching Jon and Alex grow into such fine y ...

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Birthday Party at the studio!

Love celebrating with girls at the studio! We ALWAYS have a great time, Consider it your next birthday celebrate place! No Clean up for you before o ... More from Flom Designs and Photography :: Hibbing, MN - Photographer

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Grow Young

​Exercise is one of the best ways to keep you young, in mind and in body!Grow Young Exercise is one of the best ways to keep you young, in mind and ...

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Appreciation for Volunteers

It is April and a time to appreciate many things.  Natural things, like warmer weather and longer days are easy things to feel grateful for because they are so obvious. They affect our mood, positive feelings and happiness. People can also do that for one another, and people who are the best at it, are called volunteers!  I just spent some time looking up quotes on volunteerism. ...

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Gig access in part of Minneapolis: a good first step, perhaps a good model

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that there is Gigabit broadband access in parts of Minneapolis. It’s great news and interesting for a couple of reasons. ...

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The Second Life Cycle

This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp. Follow us on twitter at #MEMbootcamp or at www.Memphis2014.com. If a city like Memphis fails to make wise investments, it doesn't go out of business. ...

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Should local government make a profit?

This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp. Follow us on twitter at #MEMbootcamp or at www.Memphis2014.com. The very notion is abhorrent to think about. ...

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AC Grayling – Humanism – Our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This monthly meeting continued the discussion on what comes after religion or replaces religion. While some churches are seeing growth, much of that comes at the expense of other churches resulting in no net gain in the number who ascribe to old superstitions. ...

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Racial Equity- Beyond Technology: A discussion in the Twin Cities

I know many readers won’t be able to attend – but I plan on being there and will take notes. For others, this could be a very interesting discussio ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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In Praise of Garage Sales

I couldn’t call myself the Northern Cheapskate and not love a good garage sale.  Garage sales are fabulous ways to find some great bargains and keep ...

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Starting a Business? Limit Your Liability. The Basics of Legal Business Formation

Introduction to the Legal Basics of Business Formation   1.      Why form a business entity? You could technically operate your business as a “ ...

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Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories: When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

WebMD News from HealthDayWEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests th ...

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Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

The latest Ann Pigeon mystery takes place on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. An autumn camping trip with her friends, Anna is taking a break from the U.S. ...

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Work At 100%

Chiropractic isn't just about adjustments. You can talk to us about nutrition, fitness, and ergonomics.Work At 100% Chiropractic isn't just about adjustments. ...

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Education Grant applications available

Please help spread the word. Thanks! Blandin Foundation education grants help put higher education within reach for area students GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. ...

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Student success initiatives across the state supported through Blandin Foundation grant

“The best strategy for growing our greatest asset, human potential, is total community involvement and engagement,” said Dane Smith, president of Growth & Justice.  “We are inspired by the progress being made in the Itasca County area and elsewhere, and by growing consensus that true student achievement demands ‘everybody in.’” Dane Smith, Growth and Justice Friday, April 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Rapids, Minn. ... More from Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

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